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The Science of Getting Rich | [Wallace D. Wattles]

The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.
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Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings

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    Edward USA 05-30-09
    Edward USA 05-30-09
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    "good with a few grains"

    This has some really excellent advice but the style takes getting used to. Some will probably love it and some may hate it. As I said, it took some getting used to but I'm glad I did. Much food for thought.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Long Beach, CA, United States 05-31-11
    Sharon Long Beach, CA, United States 05-31-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The Science of Getting Rich"

    This book is a great. I like this book because it is to understand.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Master Yoda 11-30-09
    Master Yoda 11-30-09 Member Since 2001
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    "A great book"

    This man knew God!

    28 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 01-30-12
    Dennis 01-30-12
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    "To the point"

    This book gives you direct information. Other books like it may add a lot of fluff, this book just gives it to you directly. I have already had results based on it's suggestions. Buy this book!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila AUBREY, TX, United States 09-16-12
    Sheila AUBREY, TX, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Direct and To The Point"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It boils everything down to the bare concepts of what it takes to get what you want out of life. Not "5 - 7 easy steps to overnight success" type book but the concrete ideas that perhaps those 'other' books were developed from.


    What other book might you compare The Science of Getting Rich to and why?

    Napoleon HIlls "Outwitting the Devil". They share the concept that being able to focus on the goal is paramount to success. Wattles makes this case succinctly.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy listening to this one when I feel like I need a reminder about what my goals are.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bendryl 05-19-14
    Bendryl 05-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, HORRIFYING recording."

    The content of this book is invaluable to anyone who wants to enjoy more riches, but Roberts kind of sounds like a robot. His voice is completely unnatural, but the worst thing is the barely audible whine in the background. God it's almost unlistenable once you hear the noise. It completely drives me crazy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Doylestown, PA, United States 01-22-13
    Adam Doylestown, PA, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A MUST read for anyone in business!"
    What did you love best about The Science of Getting Rich?

    It's a great book that The Secret and other "like" books have talked about, but I like the way Wallace Wattles realized these things back then. It amazes me that people still don't get the facts about life itself and how energy in the world (what I would call "The Holy Spirit") works.But it's a great book for anyone who wants to make money, if you are willing to put his ideas into practice. You only get out what you put into it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    See Above.


    What did you learn from The Science of Getting Rich that you would use in your daily life?

    Too much to list, but I plan on applying his techniques on my businesses.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gale Wollongong, Australia 12-18-12
    Gale Wollongong, Australia 12-18-12
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    Would you try another book from Wallace D. Wattles and/or Jim Roberts?

    I have always loved this material, and the strategies are very important to anyone who wants to improve their lives in any particular way.


    What was most disappointing about Wallace D. Wattles’s story?

    Nothing, the story is amazing. Anybody who listens to this material and applies in their lives, will live a better and fuller life.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There is a problem with the particular recording that I purchased. After chapter 5 the recording seems to go back to the beginning. the recording can only be heard up until chapter 5, thats it!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 08-08-13
    Mike 08-08-13
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    "Awful"

    This book is extremely dated and has a extremely flawed premise: God does not want EVERYONE to be rich. It's preposterous on a number of levels.

    Couldn't finish the book.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shaun T 08-31-14
    Shaun T 08-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Dry Narration worked out for me in this one"
    If you could sum up The Science of Getting Rich in three words, what would they be?

    Direct, Potent and Unique


    What did you learn from The Science of Getting Rich that you would use in your daily life?

    Excellent information that I will begin using in my day to day life.


    Any additional comments?

    The dry narration worked out for me, his voice seemed very fitting for the subject matter. Almost like the person that had written the book was reading it. Usually hate this type of audio performance but this time I enjoyed it. There are multiple other copies available for purchase, I'd suggest listening to the audio samples first to find a reader that you like.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Miss Hajar De-Chausay
    5/9/14
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    "Plain english"
    If you could sum up The Science of Getting Rich in three words, what would they be?

    Can do approach


    Have you listened to any of Jim Roberts’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The Author presents a straightforward solution. It's practical and I'm in no doubt of the merits of the proposals - it works!!
    I had it on constant replay and revisit it for time to time as a reminder or to renew my focus but the book presents a can do solution in plain English.
    I'm definitely a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nikola
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    "Don't buy this version of the book"
    Would you try another book written by Wallace D. Wattles or narrated by Jim Roberts?

    Written yes, narrated - hell no.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By being the worst ever


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good thing was I first listened to the one by Kevin T. Norris first.


    Any additional comments?

    Please just remove this version, for all other people sake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    London, United Kingdom
    1/17/12
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    "Try others first"

    Not a science of getting rich, in fact not science but theology. For a much better expression of largely the same ideas, without the dogmatic overtones, listen to "The Secret". Not worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rowan
    london, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Ready to get rich!"

    Amazing book and very well narrated. I truly fascinating view on the science behind becoming rich. I have read and listened to many self help books and this is definitely one I will listen to over and over again as time goes on. Start listening with an open mind and watch how your mind and perspective start to change!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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